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    I have 11 gallons of DFI oil and they all have a...

    I have 11 gallons of DFI oil and they all have a tiny printed date code up near the jug's handle.

    Check your bad jugs again and let me know the date code.

    This may help you....
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    20" motor?

    20" motor?
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    5,800.....with a SS prop too I bet. Yikes x100. ...

    5,800.....with a SS prop too I bet. Yikes x100. Sorry to hear it.

    There should be no clicking when fully in gear. You can not spin prop by hand when fully in gear.

    If FNR shift lever is very...
  4. Is it a 25" fresh water only motor?

    Is it a 25" fresh water only motor?
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    I don't see a pic

    I don't see a pic
  6. You'll be fine and you're one lucky guy not to...

    You'll be fine and you're one lucky guy not to have low water pick up holes! That saves you tons of worry!

    Ps. I hope that hose is kept in the warm house now......lol.
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    PROP RUBBER HUB OK?

    2003 opti 200HP
    S/N OT760174
    Servicemaster gearcase

    I was given a SS prop with a rubber inserted hub. Can I use it or will hot exhaust melt the rubber hub causing failure?

    This is the 1"...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/parts-and-acce...

    https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/parts-and-accessories/parts-catalog
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    See Blue Sea System battery switches for more...

    See Blue Sea System battery switches for more info on your question.
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    Here's a reply by Don on this subject. ...

    Here's a reply by Don on this subject.

    http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=1122955#:~:text=Technically%2C%20the%20generally%20accepted%20time,5%20years%20from%20bottling%20date.

    I just...
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    DUAL COIL 200HP OPTI

    My 03 opti 200 has 6 coils and 3 "dual coils". What does a dual coil do?
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    From Don's post. 5. Mercury Service Bulletin...

    From Don's post.

    5. Mercury Service Bulletin 2009-026 recommends that ALL SIX coils be replaced when servicing an engine that experiences a coil failure (in this serial number range). While there...
  15. Sounds good, sorry.

    Sounds good, sorry.
  16. Ok. I'll leave it alone but I understand how...

    Ok. I'll leave it alone but I understand how they work now thanks to you guys. :)
  17. I own the same motor so this is an ez question. ...

    I own the same motor so this is an ez question. Part that motor out as pure profit and put that $ towards a running motor.
  18. Ok, thanks. So the debree the low water pick up...

    Ok, thanks. So the debree the low water pick up holes suck in does go through the water pump. I'll review this merc block off kit.

    Understood and good tip on shift shaft. Thanks.
  19. Now I'm confused. I just took my gearcase off...

    Now I'm confused. I just took my gearcase off and removed water pump and plate so I could see down the water path. I can clearly see the normal screened water intake holes you put the garden hose...
  20. DELETE LOW WATER PICK UP HOLES?

    I've read 100 posts were t-stats were clogged with crap causing motor issues. My opti had this issue too.

    Are the low water pickup holes in my servicemaster gear case 100% necessary? Can I...
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    Reads as Joe confirmed rattle is normal. I...

    Reads as Joe confirmed rattle is normal.

    I don't think being gas starved would cause fuse to blow. If it was gas starved the pump would be under no load and that draws less current.

    .9 ohms?
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    You say both pumps turned when you suplied...

    You say both pumps turned when you suplied voltage so nothing is frozen up. Dig deeper...not sure you found the smoking gun yet.

    Rattle could be a check valve.

    You two could compare resistance...
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    Wait a minute. The oil pump is pure electric on...

    Wait a minute. The oil pump is pure electric on a 20A fuse with the fuel pump? I never thought about this before. So the oil pump isnt mechanically run of the engine like other brands so motor...
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    Agreed.

    Agreed.
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    Agreed. There are some rubbers in the vst that...

    Agreed. There are some rubbers in the vst that are critical too so bad pumps alone aren't the only thing that cause VST issues. I'll tear mine down if I can find the time.

    You had decayed fuel...
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